Cucumber & elderflower spritzer
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus chilling
- Makes 6 glasses
Cool off this summer with a light, refreshing cocktail made with fresh seasonal ingredients
- 1 cucumber , ends trimmed
- ½ bottle white wine
- 200ml elderflower cordial
- few mint sprigs, leaves picked
- 2 x bottles soda water , chilled
- STEP 1
Chop the cucumber into a few chunks, then put in a blender or food processor with the wine and elderflower cordial. Whizz until well blended, then pour through a sieve set over a large bowl or jug. Tip the contents of the sieve back into the machine, whizz again until pulpy, then sieve again into the liquid already collected. Add 1-2 tbsp of the cucumber pulp from the sieve into the liquid and discard the rest. Chill until ready to serve.
- STEP 2
To serve, fill glasses with a few ice cubes and some mint leaves. Pour in enough cucumber base to come halfway up the glass, then top up with soda water.